The Weekly Roundup: Your Go-To Guide For Everything You May Have Missed This Week & More! 1/19–1/25

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Welcome to Ben Greenfield's Weekly Roundup!

In this weekly post, I share with you my most interesting discoveries of the week, including the latest news on the fronts of fitness, nutrition, health, wellness, biohacking, and anti-aging research. I also recap my upcoming events and special announcements so you can keep up with opportunities to learn, giveaways, discounts, and more!

New Discoveries

Exciting News — My Latest Culinary Creation, Boundless Kitchen, Is Finally Here!

Dive into a unique blend of biohacking and molecular gastronomy with 48 innovative recipes designed for health, longevity, and pure deliciousness. I'm taking you on a wild ride through my kitchen lab, where we'll explore everything from unconventional tools to fringe superfoods like organ meats and colostrum.

Get ready to expand your cooking skills with dishes ranging from Carrot Cake Blender Waffles to Sous Vide Blueberry Brisket. You'll not only master techniques like sous vide and air frying but also discover the science of clean eating and the restorative power of food. Get ready to unleash a world of flavor and innovation in your cooking!

Want a copy for your kitchen, or would you like to gift Boundless Kitchen to your friends and family? Order it here.

Conquering Substance Dependency and Withdrawl with Biohacks

If you're facing the challenge of overcoming a substance dependency, whether it's related to alcohol, opioids, or kratom, I have some powerful natural remedies to share that can serve as potent allies in your journey to recovery.

Each of these supplements and tools works differently, so it's important to tailor them to your specific needs and situation — and remember, the road to recovery is unique for everyone. These strategies are here to support you, but they're most effective when combined with professional guidance and a holistic approach to wellness. (Check out this list for more details on the protocols below.)


  • Liposomal Vitamin C: When super-dosed and then gradually tapered, vitamin C helps offset withdrawal symptoms. Start with 1,000–1,500mg every 2–3 hours, gradually increasing to 5,000–7,500mg every 2–3 hours in the days leading up to and immediately following your quit date. Gradually reduce the dose after the third day off opioids or kratom.
  • Magnesium Glycinate: This form of magnesium is gentle on the stomach and helps with sleep and muscle relaxation. A typical dose is 200mg in the morning and 200mg before bed.
  • Agmatine Sulfate: A game-changer during tapering, agmatine helps reduce the amount of opioids or kratom needed, easing the transition. During tapering, take 1000mg about 20–30 minutes before your first dose of the day, followed by another 1000mg before your mid-day dose. Adjust the schedule as needed.
  • Black Seed Oil: Like agmatine, black seed oil potentiates the effects of opioids or kratom, making tapering more manageable. Take a tablespoon 20–30 minutes before your first dose of opioids or kratom, and continue with smaller doses throughout the day.
  • DLPA: This supplement addresses the endorphin and dopamine deficiencies caused by prolonged opioid use. It's a natural way to boost your mood and energy levels. For acute withdrawal, take 1,000–2,000mg three times per day. If used for tapering, 500mg twice per day can be effective. Adjust the dosage after 30 days, or as needed.
  • N-acetylcysteine (NAC): NAC is an amino acid that's a powerhouse for detoxification and antioxidant support, which are crucial for anyone in recovery. A typical dose is 600–1200mg daily. It's important to check for potential drug interactions, especially if you're on prescription medications.
  • Probiotics: Probiotics play an essential role in healing gut damage caused by opioids. The gut, where your body's “second brain” is located, performs many functions, including exerting significant influence over your mood and cognition. There's no specific dosing protocol for probiotics, but consistent daily use is key. Choose a high-quality probiotic supplement and follow the manufacturer's recommended dosage.

Lifestyle Hacks:

  • Hydration: Drugs and alcohol are dehydrating, so aim to drink at least 8–10 glasses of water per day. Keeping water with you at all times makes it easy to stay hydrated.
  • Exercise: Natural endorphins from exercise can significantly improve your mood and reduce cravings. I know it’s hard to get up and do, but once you do, you feel incredible and gain confidence fast. Start with gentle activities, such as walking or sauna sessions, gradually increasing intensity as you feel able. Listen to your body, and avoid overdoing it.
  • Sauna: Sauna bathing is proven to help with blood flow and give you a boost of endorphins. Anytime I go for a sauna session, I feel euphoric afterward. Just be sure to hydrate after with electrolytes.
  • Sun Exposure: Don't underestimate the power of sunlight for your mood, sleep, and immune system. Aim for at least 15–30 minutes of sun exposure daily, but be cautious of overexposure that results in skin damage.
  • Cold Water Immersion: Cold showers might not be your cup of tea, but after a brief period of discomfort, they result in an invigorating sensation as your body goes into shock, prompting the release of adrenaline. Start with 30 seconds of cold water at the end of your shower, gradually increasing to two minutes or more.

The remedies I've shared aren't just helpful for smoothing out the rough edges of withdrawal — they're also useful for supercharging your body's innate healing abilities. Stay resilient, remain dedicated, and trust in the regenerative power of your body.

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Transform Your Life and Reach Boundless Success in 2024

Are you craving a truly personalized approach to fitness and unwavering accountability to reach your goals?

If so, your search ends today.

Imagine having a team of dedicated expert coaches right by your side, crafting a training plan tailored exclusively for you. We'll dive deep into your unique goals, aspirations, and challenges to create a roadmap that leads you to success.

My Elite Coaching Program focuses on workouts, biohacking secrets, and nutrition. But it's not just about workouts and exercises — this comprehensive, holistic journey covers every facet of your well-being, from personalized nutritional advice to cutting-edge biohacking techniques, positioning you at the pinnacle of peak performance. We leave no stone unturned in our quest to help you surpass your own limits.

My new 16-week program will guide you from information overload to transformation enjoyment.

If you're ready to banish brain fog and push your energy through the roof this year, use code NYELITE2024 to save 40% off your first month of the Ben Greenfield Elite Coaching program. This exclusive rate is only valid through February 28th, so make sure to secure your spot before it's too late!

My Coaching Team Is Searching for a Part-Time Coaching Administrative Contractor!

Do you love discovering how to awaken, unlock, and unleash the full potential of the human body, mind, and spirit, and want to share your passion with others? You're in luck!

The BGL Coaching Team is seeking a part-time coaching administrative contractor. The coaching administrative contractor will creatively and cooperatively assist Ben Greenfield’s Coaching Team in the development and growth of the Ben Greenfield Coaching program. They'll also be aiding in key logistical tasks such as data tracking, member engagement, curriculum development, coach support, and client support.

Sound like a great fit for your interests and skills?

If you're excited about this opportunity, please express your interest here.

The team looks forward to hearing from you!

Podcasts I Recorded This Week: 

Q&A 467: Cheap Hacks To Reverse Aging, Life Extension For Dogs, Could Peptides Cause Cancer & Much More!

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Product Of The Week

::: Enhance Performance, Comfort, and Mobility With Vibrant Blue Oils' Fascia™ Essential Oil Blend :::

Ever feel like you're doing everything right for your health and fitness routine, but something's still off?

The missing piece of the puzzle may just be your fascia — the intricate web of connective tissue that's more crucial to your well-being than you might realize.

Healthy fascia can support detoxification, improve your energy flow, absorb much-needed nutrients, and restore hormonal balance.

Here's a fascinating fact: your fascia is connected to everything — every organ, nerve, gland, and cell in your body, acting as your internal communication network.

But when stress hits, this network tightens up, trapping toxins, trauma, and all sorts of junk inside your tissues, jamming things up and blocking the good stuff from getting in. That, my friend, can leave you stuck in a state of discomfort and disease, where you're in pain, stiff, and unable to perform well or recover from exercise.

Now here's the good news: there's a way to hit the “reset button” on your fascia, and it's simpler than you think. Enter a proprietary, all-natural solution: Vibrant Blue Oils' Fascia™ Essential Oil Blend.

In mere seconds, this blend works its magic by signaling your fascia to relax and let go, allowing your body to release all those physical and emotional toxins.

The result? A cascade of health benefits that can transform how you feel, move, and function every day.

Haven't used essential oils in the past to ease wound-up muscles and joints? It's non-invasive, super easy to use, and has already helped thousands find relief from pain, gain more energy, and generally feel outstanding.

The best part is that you don't have to overhaul your entire routine to see results. Just a few seconds a day of applying this blend of powerful oils — which includes Angelica root, frankincense, lavender, elemi, geranium, vetiver, and others — can make a world of difference.

So, are you ready to tap into the full potential of your fascia and feel like the best version of yourself? Give Vibrant Blue Oils' Fascia™ Essential Oil Blend a try here and get your first bottle for only $15, including FREE shipping.

Upcoming Events:

Brain Rejuvenation Retreat: February 15–16, 2024

Join me from February 15th to the 16th at the Brain Rejuvenation Retreat, where world-leading peptide expert Regan Archibald and I will merge our knowledge in longevity, peptides, and fitness. This unique collaboration aims to offer you a transformative health experience, propelling you forward on your path to optimal health and vitality. Discover more about the Brain Rejuvenation Retreat and how these insights can shape your journey to complete well-being here.

Unlock Longevity: February 24, 2024

On February 24th, I'll be live in Austin, Texas, for Unlock Longevity, a unique gathering with leading regenerative medicine experts from North America. This exclusive event is your chance to gain insider knowledge in the realm of anti-aging and vitality. Our distinguished speakers will unveil groundbreaking treatments and secrets in rejuvenation and longevity, previously unshared with the public. Don't miss the opportunity to engage in deep, personal discussions on health and anti-aging, and interact directly with our experts. Learn more about Unlock Longevity here.

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Kion Product Of The Week: Kion Protein Bar

You know I’m a huge fan of Kion.

They combine the cleanest natural ingredients into complementing supplements (and foods!) that help you unlock your body’s natural energy.

And their new Chocolate Crunch Protein Bar is out of this world delicious.

Not only that but it is made with only real, whole-food ingredients— giving it balanced macronutrients for clean, stable energy.

The Chocolate Crunch Protein Bar’s complex flavors and texture come from real, natural, whole-food ingredients such as…

  • Organic almonds
  • Organic cocoa nibs
  • Organic chia seeds
  • Organic coconut
  • Organic honey

And, it contains 11 grams of satiating protein from grass-fed whey protein isolate to support your active lifestyle.

I promise you, you’re going to love this new protein bar. Click here to try it.

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